Adobe Tech Day 2017

ACE and Adobe presented a well attended Tech Day on June 3, during which the team behind Adobe Premiere Pro CC gave guests an exclusive preview of the software’s latest collaboration features, highlighted their new local office and expanded presence in Hollywood, and announced they will offer free training for ACE editors. Adobe’s head of strategic development, Van Bedient, senior product manager Al Mooney and senior director of product management Bill Roberts additionally shared the company’s strategic roadmap for its video and audio products during the event, which was held at Universal Studios and attended by an estimated 80 guests.


The program included VFX supervisor Jon Carr and assistant editor Jamie Clarke, who discussed editorial and VFX workflows on Granite Mountain Hotshots, the upcoming drama directed by Joseph Kosinski and edited by Billy Fox, ACE, due out this fall. Their topics included vendor handoffs, temp VFX comps, DCP creation and on-demand dailies production with Adobe Media Encoder. Additionally, editor Tyler Nelson and assistant editor Billy Peake demoed their tool, Dispatch, just acquired by PIX, for managing metadata, automating the organization of assets, and automated dailies production. They also spoke about their own Adobe workflow on David Fincher’s upcoming series, Mindhunter.